Frequently asked questions...


Here are some popular questions people ask us.

If you would like to know more please contact us!

Do I need a partner to join a class?

You don't need a partner to join any of our classes. During the classes we change partners frequently so everyone will get the chance to practice with each other.


I have two left feet.  What shall I do?

At London Dance Studio we are experts in changing two left feet for the correct pair!


Whether you'd like to join one of our beginner courses or whether you would prefer to learn dancing at a one-to-one private lesson, London Dance Studio has the solution for you.​

What do I need to wear?

You can wear anything that is comfortable and doesn't restrict your movements. Shoes are also important. We don't recommend rubber sole trainers as these tend to stick to the floor which could hurt your knees.​

Which dances do you teach?

We teach Ballroom, Latin-American and Club Dances and some other dances. If you need a dance, that's not on that list? Just ask us.


Ballroom dances are:

  • Slow Waltz

  • Tango

  • Quickstep

  • Viennese Waltz

  • Slow and Quick Rhythm Foxtrot


Latin dances are:

  • Cha-Cha-Cha

  • Samba

  • Rumba

  • Paso Doble

  • Jive


Club dances are:

  • Salsa

  • Argentine Tango


Other dances include:

  • Bossa Nova

  • Polka

  • Quadrille (for Viennese Balls)

  • some Line-dances

  • Disco-Fox and Freestyle for clubbing or wedding first dances. 

​Do you prepare for Medal tests/competitions?

Yes, we prepare students regularly for Medal tests and competitions.


The Medal Tests are practical dance tests where the student is partnered by a teacher (or where two students who take lessons together partner each other) and is evaluated by a qualified examiner. The London Dance Studio is affiliated with the prestigious ISTD.


The Medal Grades for Adults are:

  • Social Dance Test

  • Pre-Bronze

  • Bronze

  • Silver

  • Gold

  • Gold Star

  • Dance Awards


For Kids there are also Under 6 and Under 8 social dance tests. 


Once you have completed your first exam you could participate in Medal competitions where you will compete against students from other schools in your grade and age group.